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Hubbard Museum of the American West

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Address: 26301 Hwy 70 West, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
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+1 505-378-4142
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

Museum containing collections of Anne C. Stradling and the Museum of the...

Museum containing collections of Anne C. Stradling and the Museum of the Horse, which was originally located in Patagonia, Arizona. The Museum is open year round, from 9:00am until 5:00pm every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Annual Fundraiser in July.

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A Horseman's Museum, with Afrt

The Hubbard Museum lets you know up front that it is all about horses in the Southwest. A parade of nine larger-than-life horse statues, seemingly in full motion, flows across the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom T
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hubbard Museum lets you know up front that it is all about horses in the Southwest. A parade of nine larger-than-life horse statues, seemingly in full motion, flows across the front entrance, making a majestic introduction to an eclectic collection of Western memorabilia. The collections are the legacy of two wealthy collecting families, organized as well as possible to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We were doing a day trip and stopped to see this museum. (70 miles) Everything we read about it said open 7 days a week. We did love the huge horses in the front park! At least there are other things to see in this town.

Thank susan W
Ottawa, Canada
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170 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you are a horse person, you will enjoy this museum with its many carriages, saddles and equipment. Otherwise save the $7 admission and see the amazing horse statues on the grounds for free and take some photos.

Thank scuba312
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The outdoor horses statues or bronzes are beautiful. Be sure not to miss them. The museum itself is kind of a mismash of some western themes. The saddle and horse equipment displays are excellent on the top level. There are also several original Remington and Russell paintings-drawings. The lower level has interesting wagons including a Canastoga. It would be better... More 

Thank Sue M
Austin, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you are a person that enjoys west american history this is a good place to visit. I went with my family and I enjoyed looking around. Their hours are from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and their admission is $7.00 Adults $5.00 Seniors & Military $2.00 Ages 6-16 Under. There are several interesting things to look at here- Anne... More 

Thank Marissa G
Midland, TX.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

While vacationing in Ruidoso with friends, they wanted to visit this museum. I have driven by this museum probably 100 times and never thought about seeing it. WOW!!, what an incredible collection of western history. Very well presented and displayed. If you have the slightest interest in history, especially the American West, this is your kind of museum!!!

Thank Dan L
Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Although I did not do the actual museum, the outside grounds with the horse statues Ade amazing and worth the stop!!

Thank rlynbozarth
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Three areas were of particular interest. The story of Anne C. Stradling and her love for horses, which let to a great collection horse-related items was fascinating. The collection of wagons and carriages was interesting, especially for young children who might never have seen something like a Chuck Wagon or a Conestoga Wagon before. The 101 Ranch story provided an... More 

Thank GoBeavs09
Kingsland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went there on a rainy day and it was perfect. The staff was knowledgeable and everything was so clean. Really enjoyed the rifles.

Thank mdlogan5
Alvin, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had gone here before when it was the Museum of the Horse and were really looking forward to going back. However, it is now the Museum of the American West but really doesn't have much in it. If you like carriages it is great but it really doesn't tell much of the story of the west. It is more... More 

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